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Chris Lynch: Fighting spirit can ensure Christchurch keeps happening

Chris Lynch: Fighting spirit can ensure Christchurch keeps happening

Saturday, 20 February 2016 11:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

It's easy to dismiss just how far Christchurch has come in five years, particularly given the ongoing stress residents face as they fight insurance companies and the Earthquake Commission over rebuilds.

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

How not to repair a Heritage building in the Christchurch CBD Part 173

Saturday, 20 February 2016 8:22 a.m. by ShakyTownBlues

Well here we are, 5 years on since the February 2011 earthquake that decimated Christchurch.  On Monday there will be tears shed, politicians will say soothing words and the verbosity will flow.  (I notice this morning that we have lots …

Lizzie Marvelly: Gambling with lives is not on

Lizzie Marvelly: Gambling with lives is not on

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

When I was diagnosed with depression in 2009, I had no idea it would take a year of antidepressants and three years of therapy for me to turn my life around. No one plans for these things to happen, so mental illness often has the...

Back in the saddle: A personal journey of rediscovery

Back in the saddle: A personal journey of rediscovery

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Two days after the earthquake I biked around the part of Christchurch I knew so well growing up, my neck of the woods - the east and the hill suburbs. The city was a broken mess. There were places no car

Familys insurance negotiations continue

Family's insurance negotiations continue

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

They are still in limbo. Annette Thomson, husband Emlyn Wright, children Campbell, 17, Logan, 15, and Heather 12, live in a modest "as-is-where-is" place bought with an EQC payment and borrowings but it is not the family home they...

Gambling with lives is not on

Gambling with lives is not on

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

When I was diagnosed with depression in 2009, I had no idea it would take a year of antidepressants and three years of therapy for me to turn my life around. No one plans for these things to happen, so mental illness often has the...

A munted city piecing itself back together

A 'munted' city piecing itself back together

Saturday, 20 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Two days after the earthquake I biked around the part of Christchurch I knew so well growing up, my neck of the woods - the east and the hill suburbs. The city was a broken mess. There were places no car

Editorial: Feb 22, an open letter to New Zealand

Editorial: Feb 22, an open letter to New Zealand

Friday, 19 February 2016 7:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Dear New Zealand,

Red zone camp mum: ‘We were really lucky’

Red zone camp mum: ‘We were really lucky’

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

Raewyn Iketau is a survivor.
She became known as the "red zone camp mum" after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Iketau, 61, and her partner, Charlie Duthie, lived for months without power and water inside the central Christchurch cordon after the quake. The Peterborough Street property they rented was badly damaged but the couple decided they were "safer to stay put".

Earthquake insurance battle continues four years on

Earthquake insurance battle continues four years on

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:42 p.m. by MediaStuff

The homemade billboard outside Dominic Preece's earthquake-damaged home clearly shows his recovery battle is far from over.

Huntsburys munted Whaka Terrace: Then and now

Huntsbury's munted Whaka Terrace: Then and now

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

When the February 22 earthquake struck in 2011, it was especially bad news for the owners of a house in Whaka Tce.

Hundreds of government workers return to Christchurch CBD

Hundreds of government workers return to Christchurch CBD

Friday, 19 February 2016 5:14 p.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of public servants have led the charge back into central Christchurch, giving the central city a major boost.

Five years on, the red zone is green

Five years on, the red zone is green

Friday, 19 February 2016 4:02 p.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch's red zone is now green. For five years we have that once held nearly 8000 houses across the city, Kaiapoi and the Port Hills. The houses disappeared and the vegetation took over.

Editorial: Northlands mall fell well short responding to the Valentines Day quake

Editorial: Northlands mall fell well short responding to the Valentines Day quake

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:41 p.m. by MediaStuff

When the 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Christchurch on Sunday, staff and patrons at Northlands Shopping Centre did what most other people in the city did - took cover and rode it out.

Five years on: the Christchurch 2011 quake - science perspective

Five years on: the Christchurch 2011 quake - science perspective

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:31 p.m. by PRNews Popular

 

Canterbury Earthquake 5th Anniversary Protest Rally

Canterbury Earthquake 5th Anniversary Protest Rally

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:28 p.m. by EmpoweredChCh

Our volunteer organisers for this weekend's Earthquake Anniversary Protest Rally have been overwhelmed by the hundreds of people who have offered to help make the event a success. Many more have said that it is high time something like this happened.

Botched EQC repair numbers keep rising

Botched EQC repair numbers keep rising

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:26 p.m. by MeganWoods

 

Research Shows Effect of Quakes And Recovery on Cantabrians

Research Shows Effect of Quakes And Recovery on Cantabrians

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:24 p.m. by GovtDHB Featured

New Research Shows Effect of Earthquakes And Recovery on Cantabrians’ Mental Health

Red Cross continues helping Cantabrians five years after earthquakes

Red Cross continues helping Cantabrians five years after earthquakes

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:17 p.m. by RedCross

As Cantabrians recover from the magnitude 5.7 earthquake on 14 February 2016 and prepare to mark the fifth anniversary of the February 22 quakes, New Zealand Red Cross is taking stock of five years of contributing to the Canterbury recovery.

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:04 p.m. by MediaStuff

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

What will Christchurch look like in 2021?

Friday, 19 February 2016 3:04 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch quake rebuild to cross halfway point in 2016

Christchurch quake rebuild to cross halfway point in 2016

Friday, 19 February 2016 1:46 p.m. by MediaThePress

Canterbury's economy is still riding a post-earthquake high but the tourism and education sectors are suffering, a new report has found.

The Christchurch earthquake dilemma: Should we go or stay put?

The Christchurch earthquake dilemma: Should we go or stay put?

Friday, 19 February 2016 1:15 p.m. by MediaHerald

Robin Judkins I stayed in my home after the Christchurch earthquakes because I loved it. I loved the view, the garden and the house. 

Five years, 14,000 quakes, and a new South Island

Five years, 14,000 quakes, and a new South Island

Friday, 19 February 2016 12:12 p.m. by MediaStuff

Time alone does not heal for February 2011 earthquake widower

Time alone does not heal for February 2011 earthquake widower

Friday, 19 February 2016 11:50 a.m. by MediaStuff

Five years ago, Maan Alkaisi lost his wife in the CTV building collapse.

Christchurch in 2016: See how the rebuilding city looks from the air

Christchurch in 2016: See how the rebuilding city looks from the air

Friday, 19 February 2016 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Press visual journalist Iain McGregor took to the skies over Christchurch on February 4, 2016, to capture how the city and its surrounding areas looked five years after the 2011 earthquakes.

Mental health and earthquakes:  Why can’t we learn from the Italians?  – Guest blog by Steve Patterson

Mental health and earthquakes:  Why can’t we learn from the Italians?  – Guest blog by Steve Patterson

Friday, 19 February 2016 8:55 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I write this, parts of the city are coping from yet another aftershock.  Reading about it on Sunday my blood pressure rose, and I found myself anxious and sweating.  Yet I live 20,000 km’s away in Europe.  Perhaps it was the worry for my son, alone, finishing his schooling in Christchurch.  Or maybe it was from the memories of liquefaction and my unrepaired home, or the worries of being a Christchurch business owner.

Mental health and earthquakes:  Why can’t we learn from the Italians?  – Guest blog by Steve Patterson

Mental health and earthquakes:  Why can’t we learn from the Italians?  – Guest blog by Steve Patterson

Friday, 19 February 2016 8:55 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

As I write this, parts of the city are coping from yet another aftershock.  Reading about it on Sunday my blood pressure rose, and I found myself anxious and sweating.  Yet I live 20,000 km’s away in Europe.  Perhaps it …

Smartphone can alert users to earthquakes

Smartphone can alert users to earthquakes

Friday, 19 February 2016 8:37 a.m. by GovtEQC

Jane Taylor, earthquake survivor with a good laugh

Jane Taylor, earthquake survivor with a good laugh

Friday, 19 February 2016 6:41 a.m. by MediaStuff

Post-quake snapshot shows many still suffer psychological distress

Post-quake snapshot shows many still suffer psychological distress

Friday, 19 February 2016 6:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

A newly published study has given a snapshot of post-quake psychological distress, finding some people were battling anxiety and depression more than a year and a half after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

Scorpio Books to open new city shop Friday morning

Scorpio Books to open new city shop Friday morning

Thursday, 18 February 2016 8:40 p.m. by MediaThePress

After four years selling jam-packed books from shipping containers, long-standing Christchurch business Scorpio Books will open its new city shop on Friday morning.

CHCH Summer Soup – Pitch for the Pot!

CHCH Summer Soup – Pitch for the Pot!

Thursday, 18 February 2016 5:38 p.m. by GapFiller

Five years, but life no easier for earthquake victim Stacey Herbert

Five years, but life no easier for earthquake victim Stacey Herbert

Thursday, 18 February 2016 5:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert feels like "a baby giraffe" walking on her new legs.

Whats happening for the February earthquake anniversary?

What's happening for the February earthquake anniversary?

Thursday, 18 February 2016 4:08 p.m. by MediaStuff

People across the city will take time this weekend to remember the day a 6.3 magnitude earthquake crushed Christchurch.

Johnny Moore: Stop telling Cantabrians to get over it

Johnny Moore: Stop telling Cantabrians to 'get over it'

Thursday, 18 February 2016 2:51 p.m. by MediaStuff

OPINION: This Monday, Christchurch will remember that day five years ago when the ground shook and our lives changed.

Chris Lynch: Quake rebuild needs to look at its priorities

Chris Lynch: Quake rebuild needs to look at its priorities

Thursday, 18 February 2016 1:19 p.m. by MediaHerald

Chris Lynch is a journalist and host of Newstalk ZB's Christchurch morning programme, which you can hear 8.30am weekday mornings. How far ahead is Christchurch's CDB when it comes to the rebuild

Come Along and Be counted

Come Along and Be counted

Thursday, 18 February 2016 9:16 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Christchurch Still Trying to Recover after 2011 earthquake (ABC Australia): See http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2015/s4408012.htm Drone Footage: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-16/drone-footage-reveals-devastated-christchurch/7174800 “As you are probably aware by now a protest is taking place on Sunday 21 Feb at noon in Cathedral Square. please read the flyer below and …

The roads after red-zoned River Rd

The roads after red-zoned River Rd

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 4:53 p.m. by MediaStuff

Peter Cammock remembers the day he left his home in River Rd. It was March 2011 and the house his family had owned since the late 1930s was buggered. The February quake had done a number on the foundations. His wife, Liz, had survived the CTV building collapse and didn't need the added stress of living in a broken home. They had to go.

Support continues after latest shake

Support continues after latest shake

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 2:18 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Nicky Wagner | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Peter Townsend and Miriam Dean to join Crown company board

Peter Townsend and Miriam Dean to join Crown company board

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 2:06 p.m. by MediaThePress

A prominent Canterbury business leader will join the Crown's new company to help oversee the delivery of Christchurch's major rebuild projects.

Support continues after latest shake

Support continues after latest shake

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:56 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner says Sunday's earthquake provides a timely reminder that it is OK for people to reach out and take advantage of the free counselling and support services on offer.

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Looking back to the future - River of Flowers 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:18 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Featured Popular

It starts with a low rumble that accelerates rapidly to shake us out of business as usual, but how many are listening or want to know anymore?

ABC Australia – “Lateline” on Christchurch Earthquake and delays

ABC Australia – “Lateline” on Christchurch Earthquake and delays

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 1:08 p.m. by GrantShandLawyers

Here is a link to the ABC Australia show “Lateline” and its piece from 16 February 2016 about the delays in the rebuilding of Christchurch.  It contains interesting comments about IAG and its performance.  Below are 2 quotes from IAG that are interesting.   RENEE WALKER, IAG: We work with our customers. It’s always a negotiation, so they’ll be presented with a cash settlement offer and then is a negotiation. We’re not in the practice of forcing cash settlement. ...